Episode 39: Knitting the Hard Stuff

Episode 39: Knitting the Hard Stuff

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Briquette by Alicia Plummer. Using Malabrigo Arroyo in Agua

WIPS

  1. Smooth Operator Socks (again!) by Susan B Anderson in Life in the Long Grass Chlorophyll in their fine base (75/25) (wraps per inch discussion)
  2. Persian Dreams by Jenise Hope
    1. Wonderland Yarns  – I’ll say which ones as each block is finished
    2. Jennie Knits Pinhole cast on tutorial
    3. Norwegian Thimble and colorway tutorial
  3. Celestarium by Audry Nicklin in MadelineTosh Twist Light Thunderstorm colorway. 
    1. Same pinhole cast on as Persian Dreams

On Deck

  1. Vodka Lemonade by Thea Colman
  2. Kid hats and mitts
  3. Basic Digital Photography

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

Loopy blog post on indie versus hand-dyed
Skeindeer knits gauge episode

 

Episode 38: I’m A Recipe Girl: Give me the pattern please

Episode 38: I’m A Recipe Girl

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Vanilla Socks (smooth operator by Susan B Anderson, two at a time with US 0) in Lollipop yarn, quintessential base Mango Tango colorway
  2. Zigzagular by Susie White using Miss Babs Hotshot in South Beach
  3. More Shorty Socks using my shorty recipe (64 cast on, 10 rows 2×2 rib, afterthought waste yarn, then stockinette forever 🙂 Used Lemonade Stand yarn in the Witch Please colorway for foot and some Cascade Heritage Sock in Iris (not lilac, I mean, it looks lilac, but it’s called Iris :)).

WIPS

  1. Briquette by Alicia Plummer. Using Malabrigo Arroyo in Agua
  2. Smooth Operator Socks (again!) by Susan B Anderson in Life in the Long Grass Chlorophyll in their fine base (75/25)
  3. Briar by Kat Riddel in Cotlin  Harbor colorway.
  4. Persian Dreams by Jenise Hope

Retail Therapy

On Deck

  1. Vodka Lemonade by Thea Colman
  2. Sweater for me
    On the Grass by Joji Locatelli

    Sophie by Jennfier Wood
    Poema by Vera Sanon
    Portulaca Cardigan by Carol Feller 

    3. Celestarium by Audry Nicklin

    4.Belyse by Ysolda Teague 

    5. KIS Mitts by Alice Klich

Rants/Raves

 

 

Episode 37: De rigueur

Episode 37: De Rigueer

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Celtic Myths (Free) by Asita Krebs in Blue Moon Fiber ARts BFL Sport in Tanzanite. Status; using US 6
    1. No hump garter tab start instructions
      https://gallery.mailchimp.com/bb666d07750d69ce69464ccfd/files/Lyrical_Knits_Garter_Tab_Tutorial_for_Crescent_Shawls.pdf
    2. Helpful rav project pages I mentioned:
      https://www.ravelry.com/projects/Stormsong89/celtic-myths or https://www.ravelry.com/projects/CindyBertinetti/celtic-myths
  2. Garter scarf using Norma Wampler’s Easy Child’s Scarf; US 15 and held double with Araucania Tolten in the #1 colorway (blue, brown, salmon) and Cascade 220 in Brown

WIPS

  1. Briar by Kat Riddel in Cotlin  Harbor colorway. (Tangent was about this veratiserum colorway by Teeny Button Studios)
  2. Vanilla Socks (smooth operator by Susan B Anderson, two at a time with US 0) in Lollipop yarn, quintessential base Mango Tango colorway
  3. Zigzagular by Susie White using Miss Babs Hotshot in South Beach

On Deck

  1. Belyse by Ysolda Teague
  2. KIS Mitts by Alice Klich

Retail Therap

Stranded Dyeworks: Naive watercolor and Ocean Rainbow
Madeline Tosh Merino Light in Thunderstorm

Random Recommendations

Critical Role and podcast
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (on netflix)
Death in Paradise (on netflix)

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

 

 

Episode 36: Swoosh, like a typewriter

Episode 36: Swoosh, like a typewriter

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Felix Felicis by Tanis Gray in Malabrigo Rios Whales Road and Aquamarine. I’m using a US 8.
  2. Lace swatches (Miriam Felton class)

WIPS

  1. Briar by Kat Riddel in Cotlin  Harbor colorway. (Tangent was about this veratiserum colorway by Teeny Button Studios)
  2. Celtic Myths (Free) by Asita Krebs in Blue Moon Fiber ARts BFL Sport in Tanzanite. Status; using US 6
    1. No hump garter tab start instructions
      https://gallery.mailchimp.com/bb666d07750d69ce69464ccfd/files/Lyrical_Knits_Garter_Tab_Tutorial_for_Crescent_Shawls.pdf  
    2. Helpful rav project pages I mentioned:
      https://www.ravelry.com/projects/Stormsong89/celtic-myths or https://www.ravelry.com/projects/CindyBertinetti/celtic-myths
  3. Vanilla Socks (smooth operator by Susan B Anderson, two at a time with US 0) in Lollipop yarn, quintessential base Mango Tango colorway

On Deck

  1. Celestarium by Audrey Nicklin. (paid; fingering)
  2. Fair Isle Cuffs by Julie Williams (free; fingering) – 
  3. Briquette by Alicia Plummer
  4. Cathedral Wrap by Joji Locatelli

Retail Therapy

Black Trillium Fibers in Lilt base in lupine, graphene and a primrose (big ass shawl suggestions solicited please)

Stranded Dyeworks: Naive watercolor and Ocean Rainbow

JBW purchases:
Sweet Georgia tough love sock in
Saltwater, Tooth Fairy, Silver, Snowfall
Sweet Georgia Party of five minis: Jelly bean and Royals
Malabrigo Rios Cereza
Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace in Moss
Bamboo Pop in Emerald   

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

 

 

Episode 35: All the FOs Show

Episode 35: All the FOs Show

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Median tank top by Andi Satterlund in Wonderland Yarns, cheshire cat base with Splash colorway for the main and Caterpiller for the contrast and back lace “landing strip” (lololololol)
  2. Kanata Kerchief Tank by Jennifer Ozses in Knitpicks Comfy worsted in the Lilac colorway
  3. Willowfall by Erin Kurup with Miss Babs Hot Shot base in the Impatiens colorway
  4. Baby hat with traveling cables

WIPS

  1. Vanilla Socks (smooth operator by Susan B Anderson, two at a time with US 0) in Lollipop yarn, quintessential base Mango Tango colorway
  2. Felix Felicis by Tanis Gray in Malabrigo Rios Whales Road and Aquamarine. I’m using a US 8. 
  3. Briar by Kat Riddel in Cotlin  Harbor colorway. (Tangent was about this veratiserum colorway by Teeny Button Studios)

On Deck

Reef Knot Tank by the Sexy Knitter

Retail Therapy

Tannei Casey bags

Rants/Raves

Retreat Review/Deep Thoughts

Jimmy Beans Wool Retreat 2018

Alana Dakos

Tanis Gray

Miriam Felton

Amanda Jarvis from Lorna’s Laces and my boring self-handdyed yarn

 

 

Episode 34: Drapey Sack-Like Look – Uh, No

Episode 34: Drapey Sack-Like Look – Uh, No

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Another Summer Kerchief by Lucy H. Lee in Cascade Cotton Pima DK in the Tomato colorway

WIPS

  1. Median tank top by Andi Satterlund in Wonderland Yarns, cheshire cat base with Splash colorway for the main and Caterpiller for the contrast and back lace “landing strip” (lololololol)
  2. Kanata Kerchief Tank by Jennifer Ozses in Knitpicks Comfy worsted in the Lilac colorway
  3. Vanilla Socks (smooth operator by Susan B Anderson, two at a time with US 0) in Lollipop yarn, quintessential base Mango Tango colorway
  4. Willowfall by Erin Kurup with Miss Babs Hot Shot base in the Impatiens colorway

2018 Planification Update

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

Go watch the 90s Howard’s End

Episode 33: Auntie SaltyJo, Random Story-Teller

Episode 33: Auntie Jo Random Story-Teller

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Salal cardi by Andi Satterlund for moi! Cascade 220 SW Quattro in Chili PepperB
  2. Winter Rose Socks by Helen Stewart in Fiber Lily yarn (Aussie base 459 yds of 80/20 merino/nylon) in Carnivale colorway
  3. Summer Kerchief by Lucy H. Lee in Cascade Cotton Pima DK in the Cool Mint colorway

WIPS

  1. Willowfall by Erin Kurup with Miss Babs Hot Shot base in the Impatiens colorway
  2. Vanilla Socks (smooth operator by Susan B Anderson, two at a time with US 0) in Lollipop yarn, quintessential base Mango Tango colorway
  3. Median tank top by Andi Satterlund in Wonderland Yarns, cheshire cat base with Splash colorway for the main and Caterpiller for the contrast and back lace “landing strip” (lololololol)
  4. Kanata Kerchief Tank by Jennifer Ozses in Knitpicks Comfy worsted in the Lilac colorway

Retail Therapy

Yarn Jar–gobstopper colorway; 75/25 merino/nylon; fingering; 460 yds) 

Sweet georgia–maroon lovely red for my birthday

Sunseeker Shade in sparkling grape (50/50 cotton acrylic DK; 246 yds)

Cascade Pima Cotton (100% pima cotton DK; 220 yds), tomato, white, cool mint

Knit picks Dishie (100% cotton worsted 190 yds) fiesta red, mulberry

Knit picks Comfy (75/25 cotton/acrylic) Sport (136 yds) in Pomegranate; Worsted (109 yds) in Lilac

Knit picks Cotlin (70/30 cotton/linen blend; DK; 123 yds) Harbor

Languish Anguish

Sampler Afghan by Leisure Arts–3 more blocks to go

Rants/Raves

Episode 32: Who Knew I’d Be So Passionate About Dobby Socks?

Episode 32: Who Knew I’d Be So Passionate About Dobby Socks?

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Eye-searing vanilla socks (one at a time, 68 cast on) (Smooth Operator by Susan B Anderson); In Dream in Color on the smooshy base in the Candylove
  2. Afrato by Alexandra Nycha in Three Irish Girls Adorn Lux in the Birds of a Feather colorway

WIPS

  1. Salal cardi by Andi Satterlund for moi! Cascade 220 SW Quattro in Chili PepperB
  2. Winter Rose Socks by Helen Stewart in Fiber Lily yarn (Aussie base 459 yds of 80/20 merino/nylon) in Carnivale colorway
  3. Willowfall by Erin Kurup with Miss Babs Hot Shot base in the Impatiens colorway

On Deck

  1. Median tank top by Andi Satterlund
  2. Oyster Bay by Kathryn Folkerth
  3. Briar by Kat Riddell
  4. Renee’s Lace Scarf Class by Renee Strouts

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

Mental Load

Episode 31: Lacemaker?

Episode 31: Lacemaker?

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Zippo

WIPS

  1. Salal cardi by Andi Satterlund for moi! Cascade 220 SW Quattro in Chili PepperBy Gum By Golly tutorial on seamless set in sleeves
  2. Zigzagular by Susie White using Miss Babs Hotshot in South Beach. Cast on second sock!
  3. Vanilla sox (one at a time, 68 cast on) (Smooth Operator by Susan B Anderson); In Dream in Color on the smooshy base in the Candylove
  4. Winter Rose Socks by Helen Stewart in Fiber Lily yarn (Aussie base 459 yds of 80/20 merino/nylon) in Carnivale colorway

Retail Therapy

Chiagoo mini interchangeable sock set

Lykke 3.5 inch interchangeable set

Edumacation/Deep Thought

Romi Hill workshops

In a Pickle video podcast on testing guage of different sock construction methods

Stranded video podcast on review of interchangeable needle sets

Rants/Raves

Episode 30: I’m Back *cough cough*

Episode 30: I’m back *cough cough*

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Vanilla sox (Smooth Operator by Susan B Anderson with Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist) using Wonderland Yarns, Queen of Hearts base in the Out to Sea

WIPS

  1. Salal cardi by Andi Satterlund for moi! Cascade 220 SW Quattro in Chili Pepper
  2. Zigzagular by Susie White using Miss Babs Hotshot in South Beach. Cast on second sock!
  3. Afrato by Alexandra Nych in 3 Irish Girls in the Birds of a Feather colorway on the Luxe Adorn base. Progress
  4. Persian Dreams by Jenise Hope (first block is motif 5, using Wonderland yarns in these colors: Barley Sugar, Sleeping Gryphon, Splash, Pleasance, Little Bat, Piece of Rudeness, and Eat Me, Drink Me
  5. Vanilla sox (one at a time, 68 cast on) (Smooth Operator by Susan B Anderson); In Dream in Color on the smooshy base in the Candylove

Retail Therapy

Colorful Eclectic in her Celebrate color on her Enchanted sock base (438 yds of 75/20/5 merino, nylon, angelina (gold sparkle) greys/whites, deep pinks with speckles of oranges and greens and yellow–but subtle 😉

LITLG – in the fine sock base (465 yds of 75/25) in the Meraki colorway which is a lovely variegated purples, lavenders, plums

TeenyButton Studio in her soft sock base (463 yds in 75/25) in the Electron at Tiffany’s colorway. Had to have it. Electric tiffany blue/green.

Lykke interchangeables. I got a pair of US 6 (4 mm)

Winemaker’s Sister etsy shop celtic motif stitch markers. For progress keepers. I got the lobster claw. They do not snag. Lovely and not too heavy.

 

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

Improvement of my mind by extensive reading